Intelligent Behavior!

5 Intelligent Behaviors in the Art Classroom by Tory Wilson

1. Creating, Imagining, and Innovating

Creating, Imagining, and innovating students use a combination of techniques and using their imagination to create something out of art media. Students demonstrate knowledge of art techniques and make life connections , which they will create authentic reproductions of art.

2. Remaining Open to Continuous Learning

The idea of never stop learning, asking questions to lead to deeper learning. In art each lesson builds on the previous lesson and students must use prior knowledge and demonstrate prior learning for each project.

3. Taking Responsible Risks

Taking a risks causes deeper student learning. Trying something and succeeding or failing cause student learning. For example student use color mixing to understand color theory. Students ask how to mix and create certain colors. They mix until the desired color is achieved.

4. Persisting

Keep at it until the project is complete. Students are encouraged not to give up and ask questions for understanding, and try until the project is done.

5. Thinking Interdependently

Just like in math, and science, problem solving in art is compared to other disciplines. I challenge my students not to just complain about creating projects but how to solve problems to achieve the art work.